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Elston D'Souza

Elston D'Souza

Elston D’Souza

DPhil Student and Computational Research Assistant

Elston is a DPhil Student and Computational Research Assistant affiliated with the Computational Rare Disease Genomics Lab, operating under the supervision of Associate Professor Nicky Whiffin and Professor Stephan Sanders.

Elston’s primary research leverages large next generation sequencing studies to learn about the mechanisms behind deleterious variants and their role in rare genetic disease. Additionally, he is interested in developing accessible computational tools to enable rare disease discovery such as VuTR.

Elston earned a Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) from the University of Melbourne. Additionally, Elston previously worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Population Genomics at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia.